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Justine Dalton - Business Manager
BEL Group (
BEL Group is a dairy farming business located in the Central Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand.  BEL Group milks 8,235 cows across 8 dairy farms totalling 2,439ha with a further 960ha of dairy support land) 

“Over the last three years we have used No8HR to support the construction and implementation of the HR framework within our business.  In 2011 the Good, Better, Best aspect of this framework was recognised nationally by the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand as their HR Initiative of the Year. The team at No8HR have provided input at all levels in our business including the provision of advice at a strategic level concerning people initiatives as well as more ‘hands on’ implementation in the form of workshops for our managers and assistance with recruitment. The last three years have been a period of significant change in our business and with a clear focus on the ‘how to’ with our managers and No8HR have been excellent partners to work with at all levels.”


Mike O’Connor - Group General Manager

Lee and her team at No8HR have provided us with support, advice and resources that have equipped our managers to run better businesses.  Their advice is always practical, business focused and clear.  Lee also has an engaging and interactive facilitation style which means our managers always engage in her training sessions and her workshops have become a regular feature of our training calendar.  


Jo Sheridan - Contract Deliver

"Thanks for the great night earlier this month. I got lots of positive feedback from those who attended. You covered the brief well by allowing some participants to expand on last years topic and also provided real practical stuff for those new to the dinner.

You rated very highly on all aspects of your presentation (and interaction) and personally I found it a real pleasure dealing with you again. Thanks for all your help"


Gavin Shepherd - Chief Executive Officer

VETFOCUS (TAVA) provides veterinary services and animal health products to rural and small animal clients in the Waikato, where they have operated for nearly 70 years. There are seven directors and the business employs a team of sixty veterinarians and other support staff. In 2012 the Company were winners of the Supreme Business Award at the Waipa Business Awards as well as they winners in the ‘Investors in People’ category.

“The range of HR and related services provided by People4Success meets all of our HR needs.  These include services such as recruitment, overview of our employment processes, regular surveys of staff and directors to determine development needs, formal training in areas such as customer service and governance and dispute resolution / mediation.  It is fair to say that for a small local business, People4Success out performs many of the larger companies in the big cities. As VETFOCUS continues to grow, we will continue to use the services of the People4Success team.”



Warren Morritt - Managing Director

(Intelact is a Te Awamutu based business operating internationally in the dairy consulting, animal feed and animal exporting businesses)

Our company has worked with Lee Astridge and her team for over seven years. During this time they have provided all our HR requirements including assistance with staff recruitment, staffing and reporting structures, job descriptions, employment contracts, salary reviews in relation to the job market etc.

As an employer I have found being able to discuss with Lee and her team HR issues that require an in-depth knowledge of employment law to be extremely valuable and a huge time saver. I have found their advice on HR issues to be both refreshingly practical and logical, ensuring that both our staff and ourselves have an outcome that is a workable fit for the future of the business and the employee.  Along with this the services and advice we have received is always delivered in a timely, professional and prompt manner.

In addition we have used Lee Astridge to run seminars and workshops for our clients on employment related issues. Lee is never one to disappoint and ensures that the audience both participate, enjoy and learn from the experience.


Ross Harris - Chief Executive Officer

"I must thank you for your very educational, professional and energetic presentation at the ARVP (Association of Rural Vet Practices) conference this year. Certainly your presentation was one of the highlights, well done and many thanks once again"